In referendums held throughout the state on Tuesday, voters in just over half (52%) of the municipalities approved proposed school budgets. For the record, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and State Senator Thomas Kean, Jr., both say they voted in favor of their local school budgets. In Hoboken, where Menendez lives, the budget passed by a mere four votes — 1,105 to 1,101. In Kean’s hometown, Westfield, voters overwhemingly approved the budget — 3,099 to 1,953. Kean’s primary opponent, John Ginty, said he would keep how he voted in the Ridgewood school election to himself. Ridgewood voters passed their budget 1,969 to 1,216, and approved a referendum on spendig $629,000 to uprgade their HVAC system by a vote of 1,685 tp 1,570.